In a recent conversation I maintained that “creationism” (meaning biblical literalism regarding Genesis as opposed to evolutionary science) is a minority position among Christians. And that it is primarily a fundamentalist Protestant American belief. But when challenged I find myself unable to offer any real proof. My google-fu apparently is insufficient.
Please help me – on a worldwide basis, how many Christians are “creationists”? What denominations hold these beliefs, and which others do not? What are their actual numbers or percentages of Christians as a whole? I’m looking here for actual cites with numbers, not for widely held beliefs (that, like mine, I am embarassed to find are unsupported).
And also, please-- this is not a debate about the relative merits of these belief systems. Only a search for numbers holding them.